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Additional Records of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research in the Lithuanian Central State Archives
The materials in this collection constitute a semi-random sample of the pre-war archive that was transferred to the Central State Archives of the Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic following the liquidation of the Vilnius Jewish Museum in 1949. The collection includes records of YIVO work and activities, financial records, correspondence, and publications; documents about pogroms in Ukraine, and Red Army and Soviet activity in Vilna and Bialystok; and a significant amount of records of socialist, communist, and Zionist political parties, as well as associated newspapers and one-time publications.
Records of the Bessarabier Podolier B.S., Inc. Minutes, 1958-1960. Financial papers. Anniversary journals. Photographs. Materials of the East Bronx Cultural Society (photocopies): certificate of incorporation, 1955; constitution; minutes. Materials of the Baltic Podolier Br. 277 IWO: speeches, meeting announcements; anniversary journal; photographs. Materials of the Podolier Br. 277 IWO, including "wall newspapers" 1932-1940s. Materials of the Bessarabier Br. 302 IWO, including: minutes, 1943-1947; personal papers of the donor; miscellaneous; photograph.
The Elias Tcherikower Collection documents the professional and personal life of Elias Tcherikower, a scholar, communal activist, and one of the founders of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, and to a smaller extent personal life of his wife, Riva Tcherikower, née Teplitski. Collected here are Tcherikower’s writings, professional and personal correspondence, photographs, manuscripts by other scholars, research materials, printed materials, financial documents, conference and exhibit materials, minutes of meetings, bibliographic materials and personal materials of Riva Tcherikower, née Teplitski, and Chaim Tcherikower.
Certificate of incorporation, 1891. Manuscript of union by-laws, 1888. Minutes of regular and executive meetings, 1901-1959. Correspondence with unions, organizations and individuals. Financial records, 1948-1954. Membership register, 1898-1948. Scrapbooks, memorabilia, press clippings about the strike against the Day, 1941.
This collection contains the minutes, correspondence and financial records of the I.L. Peretz Yiddish Writers’ Union from its founding in 1915 until 1973. Among the correspondence is a fair amount concerning the Fund for Jewish Refugee Writers, unions and union grievances, requests for aid from Jewish writers and activists in New York and abroad, and labor disputes and strikes.
Correspondence, manuscripts and typescripts, relating to London's publishing activities. Letters from Daniel Charney, Aaron Glanz-Leieles, Jacob Glatstein, Abraham Golomb, H. Leivick, Leib Olitzky, Melech Ravitch, Zalman Shneur, Abraham Sutzkever. Manuscripts and typescripts by H. Leivick, Reuveni, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Abraham Sutzkever. Typescript of a Yiddish translation of a work by Shmuel Yosef Agnon.
Correspondence with individuals including: A. Almi, Shalom Asch, Nahum Baruch Minkoff, Abraham Cahan, Daniel Charney, Aaron Glanz-Leieles, Jacob Glatstein, Ephim Jeshurin, Zavel Kwartin, Herman (Chaim) Lieberman, Leibush Lehrer, Mani Leib, Kalman Marmor, Kadia Molodowsky, Moshe Nadir, Chaim Pett, Melech Ravitch, Yosele Rosenblatt, Sholom Secunda, Shea Tenenbaum, Baruch Vladeck, Berish Weinstein, M. Winograd, Zalmen Zylbercweig. Correspondence with organizations. Clippings of articles about Adler, including reviews of his memoirs and of the play Yente telebende. Clippings of articles by Adler including stories, jokes, poems. Manuscripts by Adler: plays, humorous sketches, skits, poems, articles, jokes, stories. Photographs of Adler, family and friends.
Manuscript of a play by Katz, titled In blut un fayer. Correspondence, 1946-1971. Photographs of J. Katz in Poland in the 1930s, of DP camps. Documents from DP Camps. Clippings from DP camp newspapers.
The papers relate to Apenszlak's association with Nasza Trybuna and with Polish-Jewish organizations, and to his work on behalf of Polish-Jewish refugees during and after World War II. Correspondence. Manuscripts of Apenszlak and of others. Records of Nasza Trybuna. Photographs. Correspondents include the Polish National Council (in exile), London. There is also correspondence with organizations of Polish Jews in the U.S., Germany, France and Canada, such as: Association of Refugees and Immigrants from Poland; Central Committee of Jews in Poland; Federation of Jews from Poland in the U.S. Occupation Zone in Germany; American Federation of Polish Jews; Canadian Federation of Polish Jews. Materials on topics relating to the Holocaust, including lists of Jewish survivors and refugees. Materials on the history of Polish Jews. Personal documents.
The collection contains records of the "Bintl briv" department and consists of letters asking for personal advice.
The collection relates to Hyman's work for the AJDC and includes the following: photographs of a children's home in Riga, 1927; miscellaneous documents and clippings relating to the AJDC.
Predominantly printed matter relating to the economic, political, cultural and religious life of Jews in Cuba. Materials from organizations: Zionist groups, youth groups, cultural institutions, communal welfare organizations, groups for World War II refugees, landsmanshaftn, ORT. Records of an archive-museum of Jewish life in Cuba, organized by the JDC in Havana. Photographs of Jewish life in Cuba.
Correspondence with individuals, circa 1908-circa 1962. Materials about individuals involved in the Russian revolutionary movement. Materials about Russian emigres, the Menshevik party Narodnaya Gazeta, Socialist Party (U.S.), Jewish Socialist Verband, Jewish Daily Forward, Zukunft, the Rand School. Personal materials.
Correspondence with literary figures including Leibush Lehrer, H. Leivick, Jacob Lestschinsky, Mani Leib, Shmuel Niger, Abraham Reisen, Lamed Shapiro, Chaim Zhitlowsky. Manuscripts and holographs by H. Leivick, Mani Leib, Abraham Reisen, Chaim Zhitlowsky.
Records of Meisel's publishing house: ledgers and business correspondence. Letters to Meisel as editor of the New York Tageblatt, 1916-17. Bankruptcy papers of the Jewish Book Agency, 1921-22.
The papers contain materials on the Socialist Revolutionary Party in Russia and include flyers, appeals, clippings from the Russian and Yiddish press about Socialist Revolutionaries.
The collection relates primarily to HATU, Local 83. Correspondence with organizations such as Israeli typographical unions, typographical unions in Poland, Hebrew-American Typographical Union, Local 83. Correspondence with individuals: Daniel Charney, David Pinsky. Kastoff's memoirs: Mit fiftsik yor tsurik: A kapitl zikhroynes (Fifty Years: A Chapter of Memoirs), Kastoff's diaries, 1944-1955. Materials relating to the strike at the Jewish Daily Forward, 1908, and at the Abend blat, 1898. HATU's 45th anniversary yearbook.
Manuscripts of lectures and studies on the Holocaust, Hasidism, Palestine. Manuscripts of stories and novels. Correspondence pertaining to his column in the Tog-morgn zhurnal. Records of the Arbeter Kultur Farband in Palestine, 1927-1928, including minutes. Manuscript of a study of the Yiddish press in Palestine until 1929. Photographs of rabbis.
Correspondence with literary figures such as Shmuel Niger, Max Weinreich, and Leibush Lehrer. YIVO materials from Vilna, Riga, 1925-1933. Miscellaneous materials such as election flyers from Latvia, 1930s, Yiddish newspaper from Riga, 1925.
Mizrakh Yidisher Historisher Arkhiv Collection consists of diverse materials that pertain to pogroms in the period between 1918 and 1921 that took place mostly in Ukraine but also in Belarus, Poland, and Russia. There is a wide variety of topics that are covered in the collection including Ukrainian-Jewish relations during a short lived Ukrainian Republic, Ukrainian-Jewish political, communal, and governmental organizations, Ukrainian government and the role of politicians and military Commanders in pogroms, most notably Symon Petlyura and Ataman Grigoriev, pogroms and its aftermath, military occupation of Ukraine by the German, Polish, Bolshevik and General Denikin’s armies and its relationship to pogroms, Jewish self-defense and relief work. Also included here are materials pertaining to the trial of Sholom Schwarzbard who was tried in France for assassination of Symon Petlyura. The collection consists of of large amount of lists and eyewitness testimonies, correspondence, complaints and petitions, reports and resolutions, statements and proclamations, memoranda and circular letters, conference materials, statues and by-laws, clippings and bulletins, military orders, and photographs.
Correspondence with individuals and Jewish cultural institutions.
Manuscripts of Jaffe's poems, short stories, translations. Personal documents. Correspondence with organizations. General correspondence including Shlomo Bickel, Daniel Charney, Aaron Glanz-Leieles, H. Leivick, Shmuel Niger, Joseph Opatoshu, Abraham Sutzkever, Malka Heifetz Tussman. Family correspondence. Materials for the anthology of Hebrew poetry in Yiddish (published). Materials on the theme of motherhood in world poetry.
Correspondence with Jewish writers. Clippings from Yiddish newspapers. Manuscripts by Kurtz. Photographs of Solomon Mikhoels and Itsik Feffer during their trip in the U.S. on behalf of the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee in the Soviet Union.
This collection contains the personal and professional papers of Abraham Liessin, including correspondence with many important literary figures, manuscripts of essays and poems by Liessin from Di Tsukunft(The Future) and from his published works, clippings, receipts, invitations, and other materials relating to Liessin’s family. This collection shows how Di Tsukunft became one of the leading Yiddish literary journsl during hte 25 years of Liessin's editorship.
Correspondence with individuals and family members. Manuscript of a translation of Itzhak Katzenelson's Sheshet yemei bereshit. Manuscripts of Yiddish and Hebrew poems. Photographs. Personal documents.
Manuscripts of Seldin's novels, plays and articles. Correspondence and other materials relating to the journalist's strike at The Day, 1941.
The papers consist of manuscripts, correspondence, news clippings and photographs relating to Alkwit's career and personal life. Correspondents include Ephraim Auerbach, Shlomo Bickel, Jacob Glatstein, Moses (Moyshe) Leib Halpern, Leibush Lehrer, H. Leivick, Nahum Baruch Minkoff, Alexander Mukdoni, Shmuel Niger, Melech Ravitch, Lamed Shapiro, Moshe Starkman, Abraham Sutzkever, Tolush, Isaiah Trunk.
Correspondence with Yiddish literary figures such as Daniel Charney, Chaim Grade, David Ignatoff, H. Leivick, Kalman Marmor, Shmuel Niger, Joseph Opatoshu. Manuscripts by Rivkin, Abraham Liessin, H. Leivick, David Pinsky and Rivkin's wife, Mira Bordo Rivkin. Correspondence with readers. Clippings of Rivkin's articles.